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Japanese Writers of Children’s Literature. Transcript of the ILCL Lecture Series on Children's Literature, 2010

Contents
Foreword Yukio Ikemoto 3
Introductory Notes 4
Kenji Miyazawa’s Stories and Young Readers Takeo Miyakawa 6
Light and Darkness of Nankichi Niimi’s Stories Koji Toyama 23
Appreciation of Misuzu Kaneko’s Verses Megumi Fujimoto 51
Momoko Ishii Hiroaki Kodera 69
The World of “Suekichi Akaba, the Visual Storyteller” Shin'ichi Yoshida 102
Reference Books on Japanese Writers of Children’s Literature Naoko Osachi 119
About the Speakers 140